This Week in Career Advice: What is a Letter of Interest?
Have you ever heard of the hidden job market? It’s all the career opportunities that are not publicly advertised. How do you land a hidden job? If you’ve never heard of the opportunities, how do you know they’re available? Simple! You ask using a letter of interest.
What is a Letter of Interest?
A letter of interest, also known as a prospecting letter, is a great way to get your foot in the door with a company you’ve been eyeing. It’s sent to companies that may be hiring for a position that hasn’t yet been, or will never be, listed publicly.
How to Write a Letter of Interest
A letter of interest offers you the opportunity to sell yourself to the company of your dreams. Use the space to explain why your skills and experience would be an asset to the company and don’t forget to finish strong with an informational interview request or the chance to meet to discuss future openings.
Keep your letter short and impactful, and format as you would any other business letter.
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